Ron Reese (7 Dec 2011)
"Is John 5 a Rapture Chapter, and does it point us Directly to Hanukkah, 2011?"


I was in the middle of reading Mathman's fascinating post on "Does John 7 Confirm a Hanukkah, 2011 Rapture?", when I had to immediately stop, when he wrote something about 37 or 38 months into the Final 7 Years.  I was immediately impressed to turn to John 5, just 2 chapters before his John 7 analogy.  John 5 is about the man with the infirmity, whom Jesus told to RISE AND BE MADE WHOLE.  Is that not what happens to us at the Rapture?  We RISE to meet Jesus in the clouds with our new glorified bodies and are made COMPLETELY WHOLE of all of our infirmities.  How long did this man have this infirmity, which kept him from rising and being made whole?  38 YEARS!  IF we can use months, instead of years here, 38 months from Oct. 29, 2008, the starting date of the Final 7 Years, takes us to LATE DECEMBER OF 2011!!!
With everything else that seems to be pointing us DIRECTLY to Hanukkah Eve, Kislev 24, Dec. 20, 2011, who can deny that this COULD be another Rapture clue.  There are NO insignificent details in the written Word of God.  So the number 38 may be there as a Rapture clue for us.  Let us look at the first few verses of John 5, to see if this is a RAPTURE PASSAGE.  I encourage all of you to read Mathman's awesome and fascinating post today on the possible revelation of John 7 as a Rapture passage, including the possible timing of the Rapture.  My post here today is meant to be read in tandem with his post.  MATHMAN'S POST IS AN ENLIGHTENING NEW REVELATION AND AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!!
 
In John, Chapter 5, we read: 

Verse 1 says, "...there was a FEAST OF THE JEWS" (HANUKKAH?).  In the next Chapter of John, Chapter 6, we read that the events there took place on Feast of Passover.  The next preceding Feast Day that Jesus would have observed, in Chapter 5, would have been Feast of Hanukkah.  So it is probable that the Feast Day mentioned in this Rapture passage, in John 5, would have taken place on Feast of Hanukkah.   
 
Verse 4 says, "FOR THE ANGEL WENT DOWN AT A CERTAIN SEASON (WINTER SOLISTICE?) AND TROUBLED THE WATER:  WHOSOEVER THEN, FIRST AFTER THE TROUBLING OF THE WATER, STEPPED IN, WAS MADE WHOLE OF WHATSOEVER DISEASE HE HAD."
 
AT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE IN 1ST THESS, 4:16, COMING DOWN WITH THE LORD IS THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, FURTHER IMPLYING THAT THIS IS A RAPTURE ANALOGY, AS THE ANGEL COMES DOWN.  
 
When did this Rapture analogy event take place?  AT THE TIME OF THE TROUBLING OF THE WATER.  IS THIS FURTHER PROOF THAT AT THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE, THERE WILL BE A TIME OF GREAT TROUBLE UPON THE EARTH (WORLD WAR 3?)?
 
Who took place in this Rapture analogy event?  ONLY THOSE WHO WERE WATCHING!!!  ONLY THOSE WHO WERE VERY ALERT, WATCHING FOR THE TROUBLING OF THE WATERS!!!  ONLY THOSE WHO HAD THE FAITH TO BELIEVE THEIR INFIRMITIES WERE ABOUT TO BE MADE WHOLE!!!  DOES THIS TELL US THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE FAITH TO BELIEVE IN A RAPTURE, WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE RAPTURE?
 
AT THE VERY MOMENT THE WATERS WERE TROUBLED, THE WATCHING ONES, THE ALERT ONES, THOSE WITH FAITH THAT THEY WERE ABOUT TO RECEIVE A NEW BODY, WERE INSTANTLY HEALED, AND MADE WHOLE.  THE WORD TELLS US THIS IS HOW THE RAPTURE WILL TAKE PLACE--IN AN INSTANT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE.  IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, JUST LIKE THE MAN WITH THE INFIRMITY FOR 38 YEARS, WE WILL RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES, AND WE SHALL RISE JUST LIKE THIS MAN DID, FREE FROM ALL INFIRMITIES.  PRAISE THE LORD!!! 
 
HE WAITED 38 YEARS FOR THIS EVENT TO HAPPEN.  IS THIS A HINT THAT 38 MONTHS AFTER JESUS BEGAN THE FINAL 7 YEARS, ON OCT. 29, 2008, OUR WATCHING WILL FINALLY BE OVER, AND WE WILL RISE, AND RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES, FREE FROM ALL INFIRMITIES???  IF SO, WE HAD BETTER BE WATCHING, BE ALERT, AND HAVE THE FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT AT THE TIME OF THE TROUBLED WATERS (THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION), WE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RECEIVE OUR NEW BODIES, FREE FROM ALL INFIRMITIES. 
 
In conclusion, using typology, John 5 sure seems to be a Rapture Chapter, and it MAY be just one more piece to the Rapture puzzle, that is pointing us directly to the Feast of Hanukkah, 2011!!!  THE BRIDE ALWAYS MAKE HERSELF READY!  WITH MUCH EFFORT, WITH MUCH DILIGENCE, WITH MUCH CLEANING, AND WITH MUCH EFFORT, ON THE BRIDE'S PART, SHE MAKES SURE THAT SHE IS A SPOTLESS BRIDE, WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE. 
 
In this very same Rapture Chapter, of John 5, we read in verse 21, "For As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL."  In the Greek, the word "quickeneth" can mean the following:  "to give life to and to raise up, without any delay".  There can be no doubt that this is a Rapture verse. 
 
Therefore, we can conclude from the words of Jesus, that JESUS WILL CHOOSE  WHOMEVER HE FINDS WORTHY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FIRST RAPTURE, JUST LIKE HE WARNED ALL END-TIME CHRISTIANS IN LUKE 21, "TO PRAY THAT YE BE FOUND WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS, AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN (JESUS)."
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE RECENTLY TO MAKE YOURSELF READY TO BE PART OF THE BRIDE?  YOU MIGHT WANT TO START BY PRAYING FOR THE LORD TO REVEAL TO YOU, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, TO BECOME PART OF THE BRIDE.   PREPARATION TIME IS HERE NOW!!! 
Maranatha!
 
Ron